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Happy 100th to Lions Clubs! Irving Woodlands Celebrates Canadian Lions Centennial with Donation of Trees


Thirty people attended the recent event at the Tree Nursery in Sussex, New Brunswick to celebrate the Canadian Lions Clubs Centennial! The clubs across Canada are planting 100,000 trees to mark this centennial, and the team at Irving Woodlands donated 10,000 of those trees. 

 Lions Club Group Photo


"The environment is one of the pillars of the Lions organization and what better way to support that pillar than planting a tree", says Robert Fawcett, Director of Corporate Relations, Irving Woodlands. "It's a great project, and we're very pleased to be apart of it!"


Each seedling donated will sequester 1 ton of carbon in its life span! Putting this into perspective, the forests which J.D. Irving owns or manages will absorb 92 million tonnes of carbon over the next 50 years, which is equal to 18 million cars off the road! 

 Seedlings Lions Club


"The District N 1 Lions in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Fort Kent USA appreciate the donation of 10,000 tree seedlings from J.D. Irving, Limited in celebration of Canadian Lions Centennial, and our Lions commitment to the environment," says Paul Gauthier, District Governor. 


These trees will be planted across 22 communities involving over 300 Lions Club volunteers.


About the Lions Club


The Lions Club first began in 1917, and is a group that empowers volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.